Antoinette Rose (Vacca) Tuzzolino

Published Mar 2, 2018 at 4:00pm

Antoinette Rose Tuzzolino, age 91, of Rome, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2018.

She was born March 29, 1926, in Torrington, CT, a daughter of the late Ralph and Maria Oppito Vacca, and educated in Rome schools. Antoinette was united in marriage to Carl J. Tuzzolino on October 2, 1948, at the Church of St. John the Baptist; he died October 5, 1994. She worked for many years at the medical office of Dr. Mahrer. She was a member of the Church of St. John the Baptist. 

Antoinette is survived by two daughters, Donna LaPorte and Carol Rasmussen, both of Rome; two sons and a daughter in law, Ralph and Cathie Tuzzolino of Orwell, and Carl J. Tuzzolino, Jr., of Rome; a sister and brother in law, Anne and Sam Marafiota of N. Ft. Myers, FL; a brother, William Vacca of Rome; a sister in law, Mary Ellen Vacca of Rome; several nieces and nephews; and 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, Rocco Vacca and Michael Vacca.

A Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio, will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., at the Church of St. John the Baptist. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the Church of St. John the Baptist on Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., prior to the funeral mass.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Please offer online tributes or light a candle at: www.BarryFuneralHome.com.